Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 8/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+110) Cleveland (-135)
Progressive Field is the venue where Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (52-54, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Detroit Tigers (53-58, 3rd in AL Central) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Tigers coming in at +110 and the Indians are at -135. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Tyler Alexander and Eli Morgan.
The Tigers have hit 149 doubles as a team and have hit 126 balls out of the stadium. Detroit is slugging .401 and have struck out 1,057 times, while taking a walk on 356 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are earning 4.4 runs per contest, which has them at 15th in the league. They have tallied 474 RBI's in addition to 882 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .242. They have tallied 490 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .311.
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Tigers pitchers have allowed 143 long balls in addition to 534 runs in total (23rd in the league). They have walked 383 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.67 as a team on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.28 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35. The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.51 on the year (20th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 872 hitters.
The Tigers have dispatched 387 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 165 base runners for the season and 36.4% of those players ended up scoring. They have 25 saves this season and have not converted 14 of their 39 chances to get a save. The Tigers bullpen have a save percentage of 64.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 98 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 55 holds for the season (13th in baseball). Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 106 times and also have had 102 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have a tally of 2,889 putouts on the campaign, as well as 987 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which has them sitting 12th in MLB, and have 804 double plays. The Tigers have turned 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,667 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 13th in pro baseball.
Alexander has pitched in 144 innings and is sitting with 126 punch outs so far in his career. Alexander (4-8 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.66 and he has gone up against 628 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.60 (74 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.369. He has given up 168 base hits (10.5 hits per nine innings) with 30 free passes.
Cleveland has knocked in 133 long balls this season to go along with 435 runs batted in. They have recorded 154 doubles, while getting a free base 290 times and putting up 454 runs. The Cleveland Indians have earned an OBP of .296 as well as a batting average of .230 this season. The Indians hold a team slugging percentage of .398 and they average 4.28 runs per contest (19th in baseball). They have struck out on 911 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have earned 798 hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 491 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.53 (462 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 145 long balls and they surrender 4.82 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB). The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.310 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.62 (956 strikeouts vs 365 walks). They rank 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 836.
Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.6% out of their 134 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 111 times in high leverage situations in addition to 93 occasions with runners on. With 90 save situations, the Indians have accrued 48 holds and 12 blown saves. They are currently ranked 4th in the league with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have sent 353 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Cleveland has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 40 save opportunities and they have come away with 28 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 84 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in MLB). The Indians have recorded 903 assists, 58 errors and have accounted for 2,752 putouts on the campaign. In their 8,256 innings on the diamond, the Indians have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (16th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Morgan has conceded 43 hits while totaling 42 punch outs in 37 innings. Morgan (1-3 career win-loss record) has a 6.75 ERA while surrendering 10.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 28 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.313 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 7.00 and he has gone up against 161 hitters during his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+110) and over 9 runs
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